Grant - Production support

Hyperspectral camera at the Cité internationale de la tapisserie in Aubusson
Hyperspectral camera at the Cité internationale de la tapisserie in Aubusson
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You have a film project

  • If you are in contact with an independent production company, it is up to your producer to present your project to us. Invite him/her to read the "You are a producer" section.

You are a producer

CNRS Images, the CNRS audiovisual service, organises a co-production commission for independent production once or twice a year. Its objectives are to support scientific audiovisual projects whose themes allow them to relay the news and research priorities of the CNRS.

Grants are awarded on the basis of written applications, by a commission made up of permanent members or contributors to CNRS Images after validation by the CNRS Institute concerned by the research areas identified in the projects. 

The next commission for scientific film production will take place in 2022. The deadline for submission is 26 September 2022  but do not hesitate to send us your applications as soon as they are complete. A reply will be sent to you by e-mail within two months of the deadline for submission of the application.

We would like to remind you of the selection criteria established by the commission's jury:

  • Presence of the CNRS in the project: researchers, laboratories.
  • Suitability of the themes to the research priorities of the CNRS.
  • Visibility given to the widest possible audience / involvement of a major TV broadcaster in the project.

If your project meets these criteria, you can apply for support from CNRS Images.

The audiovisual commission will examine your project from an artistic and scientific point of view. If it is accepted, a grant agreement will be proposed to you. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the CNRS wishes to be able to use these selected films as part of its cultural and scientific activities for at least 10 years. The various rights allowing the exploitation of the films must be paid for by the executive producer. We would also like to point out that the files are examined by the members of the commission and that no member of the production department will meet with a producer to discuss the film project before the commission has given its opinion.

You will find all the information you need in the project sheet to ensure that your application is eligible: Download the "Application form for production aid". 

Please send:

   -a digital version of your project (in attachment only) and in a single PDF document of less than 5 MB (project sheet + production file) to sciences-films, with a copy to Luc Ronat, production manager.

  -by post, the complete file in 1 copy to this address: CNRS Images Service Production, 1 place Aristide Briand, 92195 MEUDON cedex

The deadline for submission is 3 mars 2023.

 *Registration for each session may be closed before the submission deadline when the threshold of possible projects to be studied is reached. The last projects submitted that have exceeded the numerus clausus will then be registered for the next session (candidate will receive a notification email).

CNRS Images,

Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.